Recently volunteers have restored a historic cemetery in St. Charles County that holds the grave of a Revolutionary War veteran.
The grave of John Pitman is above; as is typical of Protestant settlers, the dead were buried in family cemeteries in early Missouri.
Here’s a link to a great article about how the subdivision developer agreed to help restore the cemetery along with descendants of the Pitmans. Below is a truly massive gravestone that hasn’t been lifted out of the ground yet.
A fence was constructed by the developer around the cemetery.
By the way, what is up with this type of roof line? I’m seeing it more and more lately.
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This is the family that owned Archer Alexander (1806-1880). Other slaves are buried in this cemetery as well, but they do not have headstones.
Roof line steeper to drain snow faster?
Maybe the roofline makes the house look larger from the front? From the angle you took, it seems short in the back, yet if the roof was pitched in a different way ( I lack the architectural vocabulary), then it might appear more cohesive, yet smaller from the front, if that makes sense.
Interesting about the cemetery in the subdivision. I think that there are actually small cemeteries all over the area, tucked into little developments here and there.
I think you’re right about making the house look bigger.
And yes, there are cemeteries tucked in subdivisions all over the place.